A Modest Reprisal
Bill Quick

When May I Shoot a Student? – NYTimes.com

In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student?

I am a biology professor, not a lawyer, and I had never considered bringing a gun to work until now. But since many of my students are likely to be armed, I thought it would be a good idea to even the playing field.

Easy.  After they shoot you.  And you sound like you could use some shooting.

I find it interesting that his biggest fear is that his dominance might be threatened by the maxim, “An armed society is a polite society.”


Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


A Modest Reprisal — 2 Comments

  1. If a disgruntled, drunk student wants to shoot him, he would have a much better chance of survival if other students were also armed, and if he were armed, of course.

    What has he done to his students to be afraid?

    Possibly, he objects to his school’s policy of admitting stupid, drunk students. Other than the money and political correctness, why would his school do that?